Archive for March, 2010

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 9th annual FAT QUARTER TUESDAY sale!  We had another successful event and had a great time!  With that event over, we look forward to our very full and intriguing class schedule.  Please take a second to check out our class list on the website www.sewwhatquiltshop.com and take a look at our excellent lineup of classes.  Magic Melons has been very popular, Curvy Squares is a great new class, and I think everyone should take the Theory of Color.  If there is ever a class you would like to take, suggest it to us and we will see what we can do to accommodate your interests.  Also, If you ever need help or are stuck on a project, we offer one on one individualized classes for $15.00 per hour.

Sew What? Challenge…

Sew What? Challenge

We hope everyone takes opportunity to participate in the SEW WHAT? CHALLENGE!  This challenge is to design a small finished project that reflects how Sew What? has touched your life or your craft over the years. We have challenge fabrics, two fat quarters, in the Sew What? Challenge Pack for $3.00.  The deadline is August 1st.  The judging will be by viewer’s choice, and the first prize is $100.00 gift certificate and 20 fat quarters.  Four other viewer’s choice winners will win 20 fat quarters each, so you have a great chance of winning!  All the staff is very excited about this project, and we can’t wait to see what you can come up with!

New Fabrics at Sew What?

veggie tails

monopoly

Spring Classes…

Title: Magic Melons
Location: SewWhat? Quilt Shop
Instructor: Joanne Witjes
Description: 1 quilting class
Date: 2010-03-06
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: $30.00

This dimensional quilt is different and so much fun to make. When we offered thisimage008popular class last semester, everyone’s fabric choices looked great. Plaids, primitives, brights, pastels and florals all were successful choices. Try this fun ‘quilt as you go’ method, use up batting scraps, and end up with an original and excellent quilt.

Title: Curvy Squares
Location: SewWhat? Quilt Shop
Instructor: Diana Brock
Date: 03-16-2010
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: $30.00

curvey squaresUse an acrylic template to make these gentle curves squares without pins. Circles are then applied on top using fusible appliqué for an added splash of color.

Title: The Theory of Color
Location: SewWhat? Quilt Shop
Instructor: Kathe Hill
Date: 04-17-2010
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 2:00
Cost: $25.00

Do you feel insecure in choosing colors for a quilt? We’ll de-mystify that color wheel. Come for a rundown of tips and tricks to boost your confidence and spark your creativity. You’ll learn how hue, value, intensity, and temperature can add zing to your quilts. We’ll cut and paste some fun exercises, and you’ll go home with tools to continue the color journey.

Quilter’s Gallery…

This month our Quilters Gallery will be a tribute to Mary L. Trinkus who passed away suddenly in January.  Mary was an avid quilter and beloved member of our Sew What? community.  She was a special education teacher who had been mentioned in Who’s Who for American Women for three years in a row.  She was much sought out as a substitute teacher well into her retirement.  Her wonderful sense of humor, bohemian creativity, generosity, compassion and love for others made Mary a unique person.  She is painfully missed by all of us.  Come see her quilts in the Sew What? Quilters Gallery throughout the month of March and share with us this tribute to our friend.

When you display your quilts in our gallery it gives everyone who comes into the store, and the entire quilting community, an opportunity to view your talent and see the vast array of local quilting styles, colors and techniques. While quilts are on display, photos will be taken and a CD created so you can maintain a record of your exhibition.  During the month you are displaying your quilts, you will receive a 20% discount in the store. We welcome all levels to participate in this exciting opportunity! Call the store to sign up for an upcoming month. We look forward to hearing from you!

Upcoming Shows and Events…

STOP BY & VISIT ANN AT THIS SHOW!
Amherst Museum Quilters Guild presents:
“A Sea of Quilts.”
April 23 – 25, 2010
Friday     4/23 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 4/24 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday   4/25 – 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd, Amherst, N.Y.  (www.amherstmuseum.org)

Other Quilt Area Quilt Shows

Crittenden Presbyterian Church Quilt Show & Chinese Auction presents:
“Country Kitchen Quilt Show and Chinese Auction”
April 9 – 10 , 2010
Friday        4/9    – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday   4/10 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Crittenden Presbyterian Church
3320 Crittenden Rd. * Crittenden, N.Y (Near Alden, N.Y.)

Here is the Quilter’s tip of the month for you:

To avoid hunched shoulders prop your sewing machine forward with inexpensive rubber doorstops.

Individual & Group Lessons Available!

Need guidance with a quilting project?
Stuck in a rut and can’t move forward?
Call or stop by to make an appointment!
$15.00/ hour for 1–2 quilters. $10.00/ hour for 3 or more, per quilter

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Girls Night Out!

Friday March 26, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00
Enjoy an evening out with other quilters. Order take-out or bring your own dinner.

The cost is only $8.00.

Don’t Forget!
Girls Night Out is a monthly event at sew what? & is always held on the last Friday of the month!
See you there.